Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is having a very bad week and if that wasn’t enough, his demise is being aired publicly for all to see.
After three sexting scandals, his wife, Huma Abedin, has finally called it quits. However, as the day progressed he will find that she wasn’t the only one to declare that his latest scandal was one too many.
On the same day that his marriage went into suspension, he also lost two jobs: one as contributor to the Television channel NY1, and the other as a columnist for the New York Daily News.
Weiner was once a rising star in New York politics and had been a semi-regular contributor to multiple news outlets. However, his career has been plagued with sexting scandals and the latest one revealed by the New York Post would be the straw that broke that camel’s back.
He was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 after accidentally tweeting a public crotch-shot. The mistake would have been alright if it was meant for his wife. He blamed the incident on hackers but later fessed up to sending risqué pictures to several women.
Another incident occurred when he was caught in yet another sexting exchange with porn star Sydney Leathers. Weiner attempted to hide his extra-marital affairs by writing under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger,” but it didn’t do him any good. He was eventually discovered and as a consequence he lost his job with the public relations firm MWW.
“The continuous noise from these parties has caused both Anthony and the MWW team to have to deal with many inflammatory, insulting and false stories,” MWW said in a September 2015 statement. “To Anthony’s credit, he understands that his presence here has created noise and distraction that just isn’t helpful, and at the same time, he has other interests that he wishes to pursue.”
If this wasn’t enough evidence of his philanderous lifestyle, Weiner’s latest escapade sure sealed the deal with his wife, Huma Abedin. She announced earlier on Monday that their marriage has been put on hold.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy,” Abedin said.
If the breakup of his marraige wasn’t punishment enough, Weiner’s day turned from bad to worse after the announcement that he was fired by his current employers was released.
“Anthony Weiner is on indefinite leave from the station,” a NY1 representative said in a statement.
Daily News opinion editor Josh Greenman told The Daily Beast in an email, “We won’t be running his columns in the future.”
Business Insider also commented on Weiner’s future as a contributor with the company, but acknowledged it had no formal relationship to dissolve.
H/T [Western Journalism]